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EMERSON, Jo Ann, (wife of Bill Emerson),
a Representative from Missouri; born in Bethesda, Montgomery County,
Md., September 16, 1950; graduated from Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda,
Md., 1968; B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, 1972; professional
advocate; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth Congress, by
special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, United
States Representative Bill Emerson, and simultaneously elected as an
Independent to the One Hundred Fifth Congress; resumed prior party affiliation
as a Republican at the start of the One Hundred Fifth Congress; reelected as a
Republican to the One Hundred Sixth and to the seven succeeding Congresses
until her resignation on January 22, 2013 (November 5, 1996-January 22, 2013).